Category Archives: Pets

Friendly Fill-Ins on Friday


It’s Friday and we’re filling in the blanks for this fun Blog Hop.   It’s cohosted by Four-Legged Furballs and 15andmeowing and if you’d like to play along too – just click the badge above and look for the link!

Here are this week’s FOUR sentences with blanks for us to fill.     This week I let my Mom fill in ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL the blanks.  Yes I like to spoil her once in a while and think she’s in charge of things around here with my blog.   Tee Hee     Mom’s words are in BLUE!.

1. If you see me roller skating it means _you’re hallucinating – I haven’t done that in over 65 years!

2. I am feeling sad about the Ukraine.

3. I wish I could go back and relive the moment when we first saw Teddy at the Shelter – it was love at first sight!.
4. I would like to swap lives with NOBODY for a day (I really like my life just the way it is….and besides, one day would just be a “tease” and you’d have to return to your own life after which may be a little depressing…haha).

OK – done!   Good job Mom.   Know what?   I remember when you and Dad came to the shelter…………..You thought I was asleep but I wasn’t – I had one eye open hoping someone would think I was adopt-worthy.     When you came to my cage and let me out in the little room I followed you around right at your feet and when you sat down I did my “happy dance” for you until you picked me up.     I knew I “GOTCHA” right then!   I’m awfully glad you and Dad took me home.
So – before we go we want to say that we are hoping and praying that one of the kitties at 15andMeowing – sweet Emmy – will feel better soon.   She has medical issues and some of them are tough but we know that she is in the BEST HANDS possible with her Mom Ellen.    All of Miss Ellen’s kitties get the best care in the universe.    Please keep Emmy in your prayers.
(badge by Ann at Zoolatry)
See you all next Friday for more filling in fun!

Don’t wake me unless it’s an emergency!   

Hugs, Teddy

Teaser Tell All Class Time


“It’s that time again everyone – TELL ALL!!!!”

It was a really good class yesterday don’t you think?    Lots of students were here to attend class and check out the Teaser photo.    Some said it was a “Toughie” but we were surprised that it really wasn’t long before we had our FIRST RIGHT GUESSER.

BUT – we’re getting ahead of ourselves……………..let’s talk about our FIRST COMMENTER shall we????   Drumroll please?



WOOOO HOOOOO INGRID……………..our only early bird!   This badge is yours!

I was the ONLY FIRST COMMENTER on the Teaser of May 10, 2022!!

“Darn….I was here early….but I fell getting out of my stroller to ring the bell!”

“I can verify that – Bobby had a boo boo on his elbow which I put a bandaid on”

OUCH!   Well we’re glad you weren’t hurt.    There were several ALMOST FIRST COMMENTERS yesterday – but only one at 8:25AM when we went live.

Keep on trying Bobby!

Now for the Teaser photo…………….first, let’s show you the photo again:

A dreamy photo of Asolo, Italy – up on a hill with a view that is sheer perfection!

When we showed the photo it seemed for a while nobody had it figured out.    Several students kind of “danced around” the right answer but then – WHAMMO – the FIRST RIGHT GUESSER showed up.    WHOOOOOOOOOOOOO was it????    Drumroll please???



Yes indeed – Miss Csilla was pretty quick with the RIGHT GUESS and she was pretty excited to hear she was FIRST!     Here’s your badge Miss Csilla!

YAY FOR ME! I was FIRST RIGHT GUESSER on the Teaser post of May 10, 2022! WOW!

After Csilla got it, several others figured it out too and if you were RIGHT you get one of these of your VERY OWN:

Well I was RIGHT with my guess on the Teaser of May 10, 2022 BUT I was NOT FIRST!!!!!!!!

AND there were some WRONG guesses too – but remember, you TRIED and for that you still get a badge even though you were WRONG:

I was WRONG with my guess on the Teaser photo of May 10-2022 but I TRIED! That’s important too!!

“I had NO IDEA!!!”

Well Annie, not everyone can be first and not everyone can guess every Teaser.   You will have your idea – I just know it – keep on trying.   NEVER GIVE UP!   Let’s get the Cheer Team to come in a CHEER YOU UP!

Here we are with all the news
There will be cheers and some will have the blues
We only had ONE who was an early bird
Miss Ingrid was FIRST COMMENTER haven’t you heard?
Then we got down to business with the photo for Teaser
The Profs thought it would be tough but for ONE it was a “pleaser”!
Miss Csilla from so far away was our FIRST to guess RIGHT
Way to go Miss Csilla we bet you’re high as a kite!
We’re proud of all students – winners and losers
Remember what they say “beggars can’t be choosers”!

Thanks Cheer Team……………… girls come up with anything to make it rhyme even if it’s wacky!!!      How about we all head to the lunch room for something to munch on?????   We all deserve it right?


Chow Time Students and Staff!   Step right up!

Today’s MENU:

Enjoy your meals students and when you’re ready the bus will take you home!   See you all next TUESDAY for more TEASER FUN.


Sunday Selfies Hop


Sunday!   Selfie Day!    Our hosts at The Cat On My Head would love for you to participate – just click their badge if you haven’t visited them already, look for the link up and join in the selfie fun.

Before my Selfie – I want to wish my Mom and ALL Moms everywhere a very HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

Mom did NOT capture me on film this week so we’re going with a FLASHBACK photo of yours truly from about the same date in 2017 which was the year I was adopted from the shelter and began my charmed life with Mom and Dad!     Specifically this photo was taken on May 9.     I was adopted in February of that year.    I was already a belly up boy although I had a lot less belly than I do now!

AND of course what’s a selfie of me without an artified version of the photo AND a puzzle to follow?   Right?   Right!

This is using Lunapic’s “STORYTIME” filter…..I like my spots and stripes in this one!!!!

AND – here’s your puzzle – those of you who enjoy toughies might find this one easier than some………..good luck and HAPPY SUNDAY TO ONE AND ALL!



Bakin’ With Bacon and King Teddy


The Castle Kitchen is open for business!   Welcome!

‘Tis I…..the King of Bacon and ruler of Castle Baconia and today we’re going to whip up another baconized delightful recipe.   Hopefully something that YOU might find interesting enough to give a try.    Expand your bacon repertoire with the King!    Today’s recipe is so delicious I can’t even think of a word BEYOND “delicious” to use to describe it.   You’ll just have to try it to understand!!

“Corn Pudding With Cheddar and Bacon”



  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3/4 cup chopped sweet onion
  • 3/4 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen corn
  • 2 cups crushed cornbread stuffing
  • 1/2 pound bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a 10-in. cast-iron or other ovenproof skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and red pepper; cook and stir until crisp-tender, 6-8 minutes. Remove from skillet; set aside.
    In a large bowl, whisk eggs, cream, baking soda, hot pepper sauce and salt. Stir in corn, stuffing, bacon, 1 cup cheese and onion mixture. Transfer to skillet.
    Bake, uncovered, 35 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Bake until puffed and golden brown, 5-10 minutes longer. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.


Now doesn’t that sound incredibly good?   Well it is.   Mom went crazy and had it as a side dish with fried chicken.   Well, she and Dad decided they’d definitely found something better to have with fried chicken than the potato salad Mom USUALLY makes with fried chicken.    THIS IS IT!.

I’ll have ANOTHER whopper recipe for you next Saturday so stay tuned………………this is one kitchen that is dedicated to making bacon the most popular recipe ingredient on Planet Earth!

Enjoy the recipe – see you next Saturday!

King Teddy

Thankful and Poetic Thursday


Thankful Thursday is here……………a wonderful opportunity to “say it out loud” as to what you are thankful for.   We all have things we’re thankful for but we don’t often formally announce just what those things are.    Today we can do that.    I’m thankful for my wonderful home, my friends, my Mom and Dad, my health and that I have a “voice” through my blog.    How about you?    If you want to join the Blog Hop at Brian’s – click his badge and look for the link up and DO IT!

The other part of today is Poetic Thursday and that’s courtesy of my Angel brother Sammy.    He visits on Thursdays and brings a poem with him – one he’s written to go WITH the photo inspiration he’s given here the Thursday before.    We share what we’ve written and he gives us yet another fun photo to use as inspiration for yet another poem which we will share NEXT Thursday right here!

On with the show……………here’s Angel Sammy’s email from the Bridge:


Hello my friends!   It’s poetry time!

I hope you had a good week since we last met and I do hope that you included a bit of time to write a poem based on the photo I gave you last week.    Today we’ll do that and you just need to let us know you wrote a poem, give us your link in comments OR write your poem in our comments……AND then I’ll show you the photo I have found for NEXT week’s Poetry Day.

Ready?   Let’s go.     Here’s last week’s photo AND my poem follows.

“The Blind Date”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell  ©May 5, 2022


He: Red   Her: Green

“The minute she walked in the door I knew we were doomed!”

“The second I saw him I wanted to run out of the room!”

“My friend said she was gorgeous, smart and sweet”

“My friend told me he was well over six feet!”

“I was ready to hug her but she backed away”

“I think he’s had too many beers – he’s starting to sway!”

“This date is doomed – I’m too nervous to be fun!”

“Would it be terribly rude for me to turn around and run???”


Oh dearie me.    Mom has told me that blind dates often work out GREAT but this couple looks totally  miserable to me……………and I hope they didn’t prolong the agony and just went their separate ways!     This was a fun photo – there were a lot of possibilities and directions to go with this one – can’t wait to see where YOU went with your poem!

Here’s your challenging photo for NEXT Thursday………………I actually think we MAY have had a similar photo once but who cares – it will still be fun!

Yep – it’s a doozy…… let’s see what we can do with this one and share our poems NEXT Thursday – OK?   OK!    See you then.   In the meantime, stay safe, stay happy and healthy and give somebody a hug today.   Both of you will feel good!   

I am the Angel Poet in the green beret…..and I hope you join me for POETIC FUN each week!

Love and Light, Angel Sammy


Thanks for visiting us Angel Sammy.    I sure wish it was in person but some day – I’ll be with you at the Bridge and we’ll be together FOREVER.

Hugs, Teddy